There are many environmental issues associated with alpine skiing, such as
soil erosion, deforestation and the positioning of unsightly ski lifts, apart
from the problems created by the sheer number of visitors and road traffic. The
Vall de Nuria ski resort is unique in that access is only possible by the
Cremallera rack and pinion railway or by a tortuous footpath.
Ski resort Vall de Núria
Altitude of 1.964 to 2.252 metres (difference of 288 metres).
(7 km. of trails)
Alpine ski infrastructure
3.120 lift capacity
7 tubes of high pressure , 40 low pressure tubes , 6 trails
with artificial snow , 5.000 km. with snowmaking
1 ski schools , 25 teachers
aid station , emergency equipment and rescues , infirmary
excursions with rackets , strolls in sleigh , ski at night
Maximum visitors per day: 3,500 (Access via Cremallera rack and
pinion railway) Total Vall de Nuria staff employed: 160 Accommodation: Hotel (65 rooms), Apartments (12), Hostel and camp site
(94 plots, open April-November).